Lace pillow, a cushion used in making hand- wrought lace.Pillow bier[OE. pilwebere; cf. LG. büre a pillowcase], a pillowcase; pillow slip. [Obs.] Chaucer.Pillow block(Mach.), a block, or standard, for supporting a journal, as of a shaft. It is usually bolted to the frame or foundation of a machine, and is often furnished with journal boxes, and a movable cover, or cap, for tightening the bearings by means of bolts; — called also pillar block, or plumber block.Pillow lace, handmade lace wrought with bobbins upon a lace pillow.Pillow of a plow, a crosspiece of wood which serves to raise or lower the beam.Pillow sham, an ornamental covering laid over a pillow when not in use.Pillow slip, a pillowcase.

(Pil"lar*et) n. A little pillar. [R.] Fuller.

(Pil"lar*ist), n. (Eccl. Hist.) See Stylite.

(||Pil*lau") n. [Per. & Turk. pilau.] An Oriental dish consisting of rice boiled with mutton, fat, or butter. [Written also pilau.]

(Pilled) a. [See 3rd Pill.] Stripped of hair; scant of hair; bald. [Obs.] "Pilled beard." Chaucer.

(Pilled"-gar"lic) n. See Pilgarlic.

(Pill"er) n. One who pills or plunders. [Obs.]

(Pill"er*y) n.; pl. Pilleries Plunder; pillage. [Obs.] Daniel.

(Pil"lion) n. [Ir. pillin, pilliun fr. Ir. & Gael. pill, peall, a skin or hide, prob. fr. L. pellis. See Pell, n., Fell skin.] A panel or cushion saddle; the under pad or cushion of saddle; esp., a pad or cushion put on behind a man's saddle, on which a woman may ride.

His [a soldier's] shank pillion without stirrups.

(Pil"lo*rize) v. t. To set in, or punish with, the pillory; to pillory. [R.]

(Pil"lo*ry) n.; pl. Pillories [F. pilori; cf. Pr. espitlori, LL. piloricum, pilloricum, pellericum, pellorium, pilorium, spilorium; perhaps from a derivative of L. speculari to look around, observe. Cf. Speculate.] A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it. Shak.

(Pil"lo*ry), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pilloried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillorying.] [Cf. F. pilorier.]

1. To set in, or punish with, the pillory. "Hungering for Puritans to pillory." Macaulay.

2. Figuratively, to expose to public scorn. Gladstone.

(Pil"low) n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.]

1. Anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers, down, hair, or other soft material.

[Resty sloth] finds the down pillow hard.

2. (Mach.) A piece of metal or wood, forming a support to equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block. [R.]

3. (Naut.) A block under the inner end of a bowsprit.

4. A kind of plain, coarse fustian.

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